A 91-year-old man was shot and killed by police Wednesday night after the man confronted officers with a firearm from the front door of his home in Lawrence County.
State police at New Castle said Frank W. Wratny, of Spring Street, Union, was killed in a more than one-hour standoff in a rural area outside New Castle.
Police said the incident began to unfold around 6:30 p.m. when Union Township police went to Mr. Wratny's home after a woman called 911 and reported that Mr. Wratny — her uncle — had shot at her.
State police were called in for assistance and troopers and a special response team went to Mr. Wratny's home where state police said he eventually "confronted New Castle Police Department officers with a firearm from the front door of his residence." He was shot at 8:07 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities.
State police did not specify who shot Mr. Wratny, only calling the incident a "police involved shooting."
Mr. Wratny had no criminal history, according to court records.